Three Women Engineering Graduates From the University of Tennessee Heading to NASA

Much has been written about the low numbers of women in engineering in both academic and corporate worlds. (See WIAReport post here.) For example, in 2013 women earned less than 23 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded in engineering fields. Earlier this year, WIAReport published a post that showed that only 11 of the 67 new members of the National Academy of Engineering are women.

University-Of-Tennessee-LogoBut there are some bright spots. For example, this spring three women graduates of the department of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee have all received job offers from NASA’s Johnson Spaceflight Center in Houston. All three will be involved with projects related to the International Space Station.

Justine Barry, who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering will be working on thermal control systems.

Carol Miselem, who earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, will be involved in life support systems.

Meghan Green, who also holds a degree in aerospace engineering, will be working on space station control systems.

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